Grammys

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held on January 28, 2018. The CBS network broadcast the show live from Madison Square Garden in New York City. The show was moved to January to avoid coinciding with the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, as was the case in 2010 and 2014. James Corden returned as host. The ceremony recognizes the best recordings, compositions and artists of the eligibility year, which ran from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017.
News and discussion about the annual Grammy Awards.
  • Track Starr makes strides
    The Jamaica Observer

    Track Starr makes strides

    Producer and artiste Track Starr developed an interest in music at age five. Encouraged by his parents, he began playing the flute, then the piano and saxophone in church, at school events, and weddings. Also known as rapper El Capitaan, he has been producing music since his teens. “I am an original producer, but a lot of my work is inspired by old school music from the 1970s and the 1980s,” he explained in an interview with Splash. “I bring a fusion of dancehall, funk, pop and hip hop. The sound I've been creating in my music is a feel-good, high-energy and commercial sounding production.” The last year has been his most fruitful as a producer. In 2018, Track Starr (given name Emilio Bowens)

  • BostonGlobe.com

    Katreese Barnes, a musical force behind the scenes, dies at 56

    Katreese Barnes, a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, and music producer who accompanied some of the biggest stars of the 1990s and 2000s and won two Emmys as musical director for “Saturday Night Live” — including one for a song (with an unprintable name) that became one of the earliest viral sensations on YouTube — died on Aug. 3 in Manhattan. She was 56. Her brother Jerry said the cause was breast cancer, which she had fought for the past 20 years. She never recorded an album under her own name, but Ms. Barnes was known to musicians around New York City as a remarkably versatile studio musician. She played piano, electric keyboards, and alto saxophone, produced albums, and wrote songs.

  • Daily Mail

    Blake Shelton insists Old Town Road gag in Hell Right is just about 'how much the song is played'

    Blake Shelton insists that his gag about Old Town Road was not meant to disrespect Lil Nas X, the artist behind that song. In Hell Right, a new duet featuring Blake and Trace Atkins, a girl stops listening to Old Town Road to play a number by Hank Williams Jr. 'It's absolutely not throwing any kind of shade at Lil Nas X at all,' a representative for Blake explained to Variety. 'Blake says this literally has nothing to do with anything at all except how much the song is played,' the rep continued. Lil Nas X has done remixes of Old Town Road with celebrity guest stars, most prominently a smash hit collaboration with Achy Breaky Heart singer Billy Ray Cyrus. 'It could have been 'Achy Breaky Heart'

  • The Jonas Brothers Re-Capture The 'Magic Missing' By Putting Family First
    www.wwno.org

    The Jonas Brothers Re-Capture The 'Magic Missing' By Putting Family First

    As early 2000s Disney Channel stars and a platinum-selling pop rock band, the members of the Jonas Brothers — Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas — have grown up a lot in the public eye. But when the band suddenly split up in 2013 in lieu of solo careers and family time, fans were left wanting more. After a six-year break from the band, the brothers officially reunited in February of 2019 and quickly celebrated by releasing the single "Sucker," a song that would eventually mark the group's first No. 1 single. Now, the brothers have released a new album called Happiness Begins along with a documentary called Chasing Happiness that charts the fame, the split and the reunion. Joe admits that he was the hardest

  • Mt Kenya waxes lyrical about 2022 politics three years early
    The Standard

    Mt Kenya waxes lyrical about 2022 politics three years early

    Murimi Mwangi and Wainaina Ndung'u 18th Aug 2019 00:55:00 GMT +0300 During campaigns, they appear on every template of a meeting agenda due to their influence. Politicians fall over themselves as they seek the musicians' services to convince the electorate and lyrically pass their discreet messages. These are the performers on the block, and mostly those doing vernacular songs. In spite of the next General Election being over three years away, Mt Kenya region is awash with political melodies. SEE ALSO :How Kiamugumo nuptial may shape Mt Kenya politics As the French poet Victor Hugo once said -- that music expresses that which cannot be put in words and which cannot remain silent -- adherents

  • As Woodstock Turns 50, the Fest's 10 Most Sacred Music Moments (Watch)
    Variety

    As Woodstock Turns 50, the Fest's 10 Most Sacred Music Moments (Watch)

    Cars were left abandoned along the New York Interstate. Electrical and speaker systems fuzzed and popped. Amps blew then went silent. The rain was endless as the mud sank deep and rank. Young children ran naked and dazed through crowds of strangers. Food was scarce. Water, unclean. Looking back, Woodstock seems a more apocalyptic, than utopian, vision. But somehow the legacy of the 1969 festival, held this weekend 50 years ago, emerged unscathed, entering the annals of history as an event on par with glimpsing God. This is in large part due to the music itself — unparalleled performances by artists who were not only introducing a new sound, but also revolutionizing the very experience of live

  • LISTEN: Randy Travis' New Song Tributes His Wife
    Taste of Country

    LISTEN: Randy Travis' New Song Tributes His Wife

    Randy Travis pays tribute to the saving power of his wife's love in a new song titled "Lead Me Home." The legendary country singer reached into the archives to pull out the never-before-heard song. The track is a jaunty, gospel-inflected bluegrass tune that perfectly suits Travis' traditional baritone. He's lifted up by some close harmony singing in the chorus, which celebrates the enduring grace of true love. "But you know I need you woman / Need your love to warm my bones / You know I need you woman / Take my hand and lead me home," Travis sings. The country icon recorded the song years ago, before the stroke he suffered in 2013. The stroke deeply impacted his speech and mobility, though Travis

  • E! Online

    The MixtapE! Presents Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus & More New Music Musts

    New music Fridays can be overwhelming. Don't get us wrong, we love the weekly holiday for music fans, but, more often than not, the sheer volume of gifts we receive can leave a person feeling inundated. And sifting through all the new releases from our favorite artists to find the tracks worth adding to our playlists? Who has the time? So we here at E! News came up with a solution. Welcome to The MixtapE! We've done the homework for you, given practically everything that's dropped this week a listen, and have put together our picks for the best of the best. These are the tracks that you need to put in constant rotation and let be the perfect soundtrack for your weekend. And trust us, there's

  • Taylor Swift Fans Already Have So Many Theories About the Official 'Lover' Tracklist
    Glamour

    Taylor Swift Fans Already Have So Many Theories About the Official 'Lover' Tracklist

    Being a Taylor Swift fan can often feel like working a second job as a private investigator. Swift's got a, well, reputation for dropping easter eggs in music videos, Instagram posts, and even outfits to clue fans in about her next steps. Her cryptic hints have gone into overdrive during the Lover era, with fans counting palm trees and jacket pins to decode her seventh album—and the list of potential hidden meanings got even longer when Swift released the Lover tracklist. Swift posted three back-to-back Instagram posts revealing the official tracklist for Lover on Friday, August 16. In a series of posts with her new era's cotton-candy aesthetic, Swift listed all 18 track titles for the upcoming

  • Indalo drops remake of 'Miththa'
    The Daily Star

    Indalo drops remake of 'Miththa'

    Indalo, one of Dhaka's sensational mainstream bands, is set to launch their latest EP, Notun Khame Purono Chithi, which contains remakes of classic band music from the past. Yesterday, the band released the music video of Miththa, a classic song by rock band Black. “We are paying homage to the songs that we grew up listening to,” says Jon Kabir, Indalo's frontman and former Black vocalist. “At that time, I was just 22, so the music that we made had a youthful innocence to it. I believe that now, even though we tried keep the spirit of the song intact, there was obviously more maturity in this rendition.” Reehan Rahman will direct all the music videos for the upcoming EP. “I would like to give

  • Remember Which Grammy-Winning Song Glen Campbell Missed Out On?
    Taste of Country

    Remember Which Grammy-Winning Song Glen Campbell Missed Out On?

    Glen Campbell had a remarkable run of hits at the peak of his career in the '70s and '80s, but there was one song that he missed out on that went on to become an all-time classic for four of country music's biggest stars. Songwriter Jimmy Webb wrote many of Campbell's biggest hits including "Galveston," "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman" and more. In 1977 Webb wrote and recorded a song titled "Highwayman," which he included on his El Mirage album that year. Campbell heard the song and recorded his own version as the title song of his 1979 album Highwayman, and he was eager to release it as the radio single from the album. Capitol Records refused, resulting in a rift that would

  • A$AP Ferg explains why he needed to recruit female rappers for his new Floor Seats EP
    Entertainment Weekly

    A$AP Ferg explains why he needed to recruit female rappers for his new Floor Seats EP

    A$AP Ferg talks Floor Seats EP, gives an A$AP Rocky update

  • The latest album from Denver singer-songwriter Such is a sultry soul journey
    The Know

    The latest album from Denver singer-songwriter Such is a sultry soul journey

    If you go Such is performing Aug. 24 and 25 at the Soiled Dove Underground at Lowry Town Center, 7401 E 1st Ave. 303-830-9214. The first show is sold out. For tickets to the Aug. 25 show at 7 p.m., go to tavernhg.com. Since I first spoke with singer-songwriter Such in 2014, a few things have changed for her. She dropped the cap “C” in her moniker. (She was going by SuCh, a combination of her birth name, Su, and her married name, Charles.) She and her husband, producer/ keyboardist/musical director Jodel Charles, toured in Paris, worked in Austria on an album with the Colombian bassist The Snow Owl, then took another artistic sojourn to Paris. Back home in Denver, Such planned and hosted sold-out

  • Glide Magazine

    Exciting Jazz/Funk/Dance Troupe Mwenso & the Shakes Debut with 'Emergence (The Process of Coming into Being)' (ALBUM REVIEW))

    Having just seen the exciting jazz-funk-dance collective Mwenso & The Shakes open this year's Newport Jazz Festival, it's fair to say that a recording will only do partial justice to a band that puts on a thrilling and visual show too. Fortunately, their debut, Emergence (The Process of Coming into Being), captures a live performance and the listener can begin to appreciate some of their captivating vibe. The band has already been described by the New York Times as “intense, prowling, and ebullient.” Several other adjectives, like “fun,” “riveting,” and “captivating,” among others could join that list.  The effervescent Michael Mwenso, who was dressed in a black catsuit while his band members

  • What to catch at the inaugural THING festival, Sasquatch founder Adam Zacks' answer to mainstream megafests
    The Seattle Times

    What to catch at the inaugural THING festival, Sasquatch founder Adam Zacks' answer to mainstream megafests

    Adam Zacks had been eyeing Port Townsend's Fort Worden for about a decade. The decommissioned military base-turned-state park on the artsy Olympic Peninsula town's northeast tip, offering Puget Sound views, seemed like an ideal location for an event. With multiple stages and buildings — including McCurdy Pavilion, an old zeppelin hangar converted into a 1,200-seat auditorium — Fort Worden already hosts the annual Jazz Port Townsend festival and Zacks decided to test the waters with a pair of Modest Mouse concerts last summer. Their success gave the Sasquatch! Music Festival founder and Seattle Theatre Group programming boss confidence to launch his THING festival there next weekend. Capped at